Welcome to the first ever Treat Yo Self Tuesday! On Tuesdays, Melina and I are going to be bringing you various ways to treat yo self because we both know that you’ve earned it, and you deserve it. You’re welcome. This Tuesday, we’re coming at you with 5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs because April is dark, rainy, and blah.

1. Self Tanner

“Life is better tan”- Anonymous (okay it was me). There’s no better way to beat the blues this winter than by having a glow. Personally, I like to pay for spray tans because I’m lazy and I want results fast. But, my favorite drug store self tanner definitely goes to Neutrogena’s Micro Mist Sunless Tan. There’s no streaking and it smells awesome. The color pay off isn’t huge but it still gives you a nice airbrushed finish. Does anyone have any self tanners they recommend? What are your favorites!

neutrogena sunless tan

2. Concert Tickets

Summer isn’t summer without a good concert. Sometimes you have to pull the trigger on a show you’ve been dying to see, and that’s okay. Get up off the couch, stop watching Netflix, and get some concert tickets. You’ll feel better about yourself and you deserve it #treatyoself

3. Bright Lipstick

This is pretty much a no brainier. A bright, bold lip is just what the doctor ordered to combat these winter blahs! Melina just snagged Menace by Urban Decay and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Menace is a matte medium fuchsia pink that’s guaranteed to brighten your mood! We love bright pinks and corals for spring and summer this year!

Urban Decay Menace

4. Sunglasses

This is pretty obvious but I feel like a brand new human when I get a fresh pair of shades. If you want a trendy pair but don’t want to break the bank then I suggest going to Target (like you needed another reason to go). You can read more about my favorite designer shades in our Spring Must Haves post here.

5. New Workout Clothes

Cute workout clothes are the key to actually wanting to work out. It’s science. Still not too late to brush off those New Year’s resolutions and get back to the gym. Bikini season is closer than we think and you’re not gonna get that bod by eating popcorn and binge watching How to Get Away With Murder on Netflix (guilty af). Go to the mall and grab some new shorts, tank tops, and maybe even a new pair of sneakers if you’re really feeling generous. I’ve been eyeing this pair!

nike juvenate

We hope you enjoyed Episode 1 of Treat Yo Self Tuesday! What are some ways you’re going to combat the winter blahs? Let us know in the comments!


Steph and Melina


Happy Thursday everyone! I can’t believe it’s APRIL ALREADY. Normally, I would be talking about how excited I am that the weather is warm and spring is around the corner, but for those of you who live in Upstate, New York know that’s currently not the case. Mhm, it snowed again.

They don’t want you to wear sandals.

Look, just because Mother Nature is a hater, doesn’t mean a girl can dream of warm weather and sandals somewhere else.

Anyways, I’m done ranting about how much the weather physically pains me, I’m here to share what I’ve been loving for the month of March! March was good to me, I discovered some amazing products I don’t think I’ll be able to live without. Let’s get right into it!

march favorites 2016

1.  Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

An amazing shampoo and conditioner duo for such an affordable price! This is a great combo if you want volume AND moisture which can be hard to come by. I’ve been recently testing out using conditioner first and THEN shampoo and I’m really liking the results. My hair is still silky soft with a ton of volume at the roots!

2. Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Such an amazing affordable sea salt spray. It creates gorgeous beach waves without that 7th grade crunchy hair feeling. I like to use on damp hair (make sure it’s not soaking wet) and spray all over my head and scrunch. Then, I like to use a diffuser attachment with a blow dryer to fluff my hair up and define the waves even more. A staple hair look for spring and summer!

3. Benefit’s Gimme Brow

Late to the party on this product, but definitely a favorite for March nonetheless. It’s great to use everyday for work to define your brows and give them natural look at the same time. When I’m doing a more dramatic look, I like to fill in my brows with brow powder and then set it with the Gimme Brow #browsonfleek

4. Neutrogena Makeup Remover: Hydrating

These wipes are bomb.com people. Takes off mascara with ease and really gentle around the eyes. And they smell amazing!

5. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

It’s safe to say this is my new holy grail dry shampoo. The scent is so fresh and so clean (props to anyone that noticed my Outkast reference) and gives that day 2 hair the boost of volume it needs and deserves. Definitely a must have!

6. Formula 10.0.06 Best Face Forward Daily Cleanser

I’ve had this product in my shower for a while but never really used it until I started using it with a Clarisonic. It’s such a perfect cleanser to use in the morning to wash away the oil and dirt from when you were sleeping, plus the scent is so refreshing right when you wake up!

7. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Unfortunately, I’ve been plagued with dry skin this winter. Ever since I started wearing makeup, I’ve had oily skin and have worn foundation. So as you can imagine, taking the step to wear a tinted moisturizer was really hard for me at first. I still wanted that coverage, but was it worth it to have cake face by lunch time? I needed something in the middle so I decided to give this one a try and I’m so glad I did! The formula is lightweight but still covers imperfections while looking like your skin. I definitely give this my #twosensesealofapproval

8. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

New.Favorite. Moisturizer. The Hyaluronic Acid in the moisturizer plumps and hydrates your skin by releasing water into it throughout the day.  But, how can that be?? Won’t I be a grease ball by noon? The answer: NO! The formal for this gel is SO lightweight and drys in seconds. Definitely a favorite of mine this month!

 What were some of your beauty favorites this month? Let us know in the comments!


Steph and Melina